March 2, 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) - William Wright, author of eight poetry collections and editor of eight anthologies of contemporary southern poetry, is scheduled to give a poetry reading on March 6, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre. He will be speaking with creative writing students on a variety of topics about poetry.
Wright's books include Tree Heresies (Mercer University Press, 2015), Night Field Anecdote (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011), Bledsoe (Texas Review Press, 2011), and Dark Orchard (Texas Review Press, 2005), winner of the Breakthrough Poetry Prize. Wright has published poetry in The Kenyon Review, Oxford American, The Antioch Review, Shenandoah, and Southern Poetry Review.
In addition to writing poetry and fiction, he co-translated German and Austrian poetry from the Expressionist Period with Martin Sheehan of Tennessee Tech University. He has served as assistant editor for Shenandoah and currently teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. program in creative writing at Reinhardt University. This reading is free and open to the public.